My name is Xixi ("Shi-Shi"). I am a private teacher in coaching students to have better studying habits and writing skills, preparing for college applications and essays, and learning Mandarin Chinese. To give you a little background of my education, I graduated from one of the top universities in the country - Northwestern University - with a 3.8 GPA, cum laude, with a major in Asian studies (Japanese and Chinese) and a minor in business. Prior to college, I was also in an intensive program known as the International Baccalaureate program, which is one step above the regular Advanced Placement program. I graduated with a 3.99 GPA, being the salutatorian of my class of over 1,000 seniors. Studying and figuring out ways to manage different subjects come naturally to me.
If you are looking for someone to help you and or your child in writing better papers and preparing college applications, I can definitely help you. I can coach you or your child in gaining the confidence to write more efficiently, fluidly, and easily. I can also help edit their essays and dramatically improve their writing.
I tutor in any subject K-12, as I used to be a volunteer for a non-profit called Chicago HOPES and worked with children in low income communities. I can assist you or your child in creating better studying habits and practice. I am able to break down complex concepts into simple terms for students in Math, English, and other subjects.
I also tutor students in learning Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese and gaining skills speaking, writing, and listening. I majored in Asian studies with a concentration in both Chinese and Japanese. I am also a native Chinese speaker, born in Shanghai and lived in Hong Kong for 13 years.
I charge $35-50/hour depending on the specific request including editing essays and preparing for college applications. I am a dedicated teacher and will make sure that your child gets what he or she needs.
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